Georgia Kelly Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:35:17
You do not have to have a compressor, some people prefer to use a CO2 bottle, but that seems somewhat expensive. Some of the discount tool companies (like Harbor Freight) stock inexpensive compressors. Probably the most import thing to a good finish is good surface preparation. In other words a good clean. Smooth surface. As I have gotten older I have developed a tendency to prime the surface and after that dries well to sand it with very fine grit paper. Try 3200, 2500, in that range.
The fundamental secret to a successful fire is planning. Good fires do not just happen, they are made. What you will need to build the perfect fire is a chimney starter, fuel (hardwood, charcoal, or both), and either newspaper or lighter cubes. If you are using newspaper, crumple two full sheets and stuff into the bottom of the chimney starter. If you prefer lighter cubes (my personal preference) just place one under the chimney starter. Fill the chimney with fist-sized chunks of hardwood, or charcoal, then light the newspaper or lighter cube. When the wood chunks are glowing embers, or the charcoal is covered in gray ash, dump the chimney contents in the firebox.
Casting about for something more robust than a hunk of plywood and some adjustable clamps, I found there are a number of folding workbenches on the market from manufacturers like Worx, Black and Decker, and sold at places like Home Depot, Lowes, and Harbor Freight. Their prices are varied, but they all have similar features. I especially like benches that fold flat, are easily stored, have built-in adjustable "vises", and can carry moderate loads.
Differing construction techniques to select from can also allow you to choose something that matches your budget. Mayhap you don't need a concrete foundation, if this true your project just got a lot simpler and less expensive. Yet even if that is the case, you may still need a building permit depending on size of the structure and what local government requires in your area. And should you decide to add electricity, plumbing and or a phone you'll want to know what the code is for these as well. Forethought and exact planning of every detail will have this all go much easier and again this is where a good set of woodworking plans with diagrams makes all the difference in the world.
I am somewhat embarrassed to show my efforts so far but I will in a separate post as I hone my skills. But for now I will do a assessment of this technique. So let me start with the pros of arc welding. One is it is less expensive for equipment than MIG and TIG welding. Secondly, the heat is instantaneous and would be excellent for tack welding armatures and metal furniture that you can finish with oxyacetylene. Thirdly, because you are not warming up the work with a flame, the heat is highly focused and warpage is greatly reduced. Finally, this particular welder I have is very light weight and there are no gas gauges to watch over.
Shall we move forward to finding out exactly what it is that you need or want a storage shed to accomplish in your present life and in future. Is it a workshop that you're looking for? Simple storage space perhaps, to assist you in the task of de-cluttering the basement, attic, garage, office, pantry, art studio, etc. Maybe you finally feel the need for a garden shed to accommodate all the equipment and tools that you plan to acquire to assist your new found green thumb. Could be that a safe play area for the kids, is on the agenda this year? And maybe the garage is just not the ideal spot any more to have the guys practice for the up coming gig?